ICOS Carbon Portal Webinar Series

This series of webinars will guide you to find, preview and use ICOS data. We will start with a gentle introduction to our web services and over the course of series we will gradually shift the focus from finding data objects and simple plots towards data science. But each webinar is self contained with a different focus, hence you can pick and choose. You don't need to attend all of them. We do not have any prerequisites and  you don't need to be programmer to follow the webinars (although it helps if you have a general idea about programming). We will introduce you to Python and Jupyter Notebooks and give you access to our virtual research environment (https://icos-carbon-portal.github.io/jupyter/)

For all webinar registrations you need to agree and accept the ICOS ERIC privacy policy, which states how ICOS is handling your personal information.

Please direct any questions you have to jupyter-info@icos-cp.eu







10:00 to 11:30

Introduction to ICOS Data



10:00 to 11:30

Notebooks on Exploredata



10:00 to 11:30

Notebooks for atmospheric stations



10:00 to 11:30

In depth: ICOSCP Python Library




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Introduction to ICOS Data

An introduction to ICOS' different data levels, including near real time data, officially released data, and collections followed by a quick overview how to search data products on the data portal. This includes how to preview and download data and the search result. The hands-on workshop demonstrates how to access data (objects) in a python environment on our Jupyter Hub, read the meta data and create a simple plot.

Notebooks on “Exploredata”

An introduction to the Carbon Portal Virtual Research Environment. Short description of personal accounts and collaborative project space for registered users. Demonstrate our public available resources on https://exploredata.icos-cp.eu. The workshop includes an in depth walk through our example Jupyter Notebooks.

Notebooks for Atmospheric Stations


Recap how to use our Carbon Portal Virtual Research Environment, including public available resources, personal accounts, and collaborative project space. In depth walk through our notebooks for atmospheric stations (on exploredata and in common on jupyter hub) with examples for station characterization, flask sampling strategy and 14CO2 data analysis.

”icoscp”,  the Carbon Portal python library in depth


An in depth look a the public available python library. How to install and use the library on your own computer (https://pypi.org/project/icoscp/). Workshop on our Jupyter Server: Access ICOS time series data, tips and tricks, customize your search with saved SparQL queries etc. Further we have a look at the Github repository and how to find the documentation as well as encouraging everybody to get involved in the development. Provide ‘issues’ and general feedback from a users point of view.


25 minutes presentation

10 minutes break (time to login to the VRE)

45 minutes Hands-on-Workshop

10 minutes Q&A, wrap-up